• YCAPS-SPF Community Conversations

    Seminar Series

  • About the Series

    The YCAPS-SPF Community Conversations seminar series returns to the heart of YCAPS's original seminars: bringing quality conversations, world-class experts, networking, and career development to U.S. military base communities around Japan. Community Conversations will hold quarterly seminars in Misawa, Yokota, Yokosuka, Iwakuni, Sasebo, and Okinawa, beginning in late April, 2022. A series of four webinars featuring four of the U.S. bases in Japan will give a preview of the series in early March. While tailored for the needs of the US military community in Japan, the seminars will be held in community centers off-base and welcome anyone from the surrounding community and beyond. This series is being implemented in full partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan.

  • Community Conversations Schedule

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation - Sasebo (via Zoom)

    02 March 2022 – 19:00-20:15 (Japan)

    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to launch the Community Conversations seminar series in Sasebo. The inaugural event will feature Dr. Keizo Kitagawa, Captain JMSDF discussing Sasebo’s important role in Japan’s history.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation - Yokota (via Zoom)

    3 March 2022 - 20:00-21:15 (Japan)

    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to launch the Community Conversations seminar series in Fussa. The inaugural event will feature Dr. Michael Bosack discussing how Yokota Air Base, originally an Imperial Japanese Army facility, emerged as the hub for the US-Japan security relationship. He will explain how the base has reflected the evolution of the broader U.S.-Japan alliance while offering a foundational understanding of the strategically meaningful work being done by American, Japanese, and multinational personnel at Yokota today.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation - Yokosuka (via Zoom)

    07 March 2022 – 19:00-20:15 (Japan)

    Tetsuo Kotani discussing the strategically important decision to forward-deploy the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Midway to Yokosuka, the significance of upgrading that to a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the conversion of JS Izumo into a vessel capable of operating F-35B fighters.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation - Okinawa (via Zoom)

    8 March 2022 - 19:00-20:15 (Japan)

    This event will feature Hiroyuki Shindo from the National Institute of Defense Studies discussing Okinawa’s military history as a part of the Japanese Empire until World War II.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

  • Initial Seminars to Be Announced Soon!

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